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Wysox Twp. Planning Local Services Tax Hike

The Wysox Township Supervisors are planning to raise the municipality’s Local Services Tax from $10 to $52.  At their meeting on Thursday, Nov. More...

Special Sections

Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Editor’s Note: If you have additional information about any of the investigations listed below, contact the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at the following telephone numbers: Towanda, 570-265-2186; Tunkhannock, 570-836-2141; Gibson, 570-465 More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   John A. Burke, 24, of New Albany is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Oct. 18 on Mercur Hill Road in the area of Jennings Road in Herrick Township. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Robert J. and Nancy L. Butts to Richard A. Butts, Melissa M. Morris, and Thomas P. Dean, Jr., property in Liberty Township on Nov. 6.  More...

Opinion

Remembering What We Sometimes Forget

Where did I put my doohicky?  I just had it. It has to be here!  Where did I have it last? More...

Rebuilding U.S. Military Just Became Harder

Guest Commentary

With Democrats regaining control of the House of Representatives, the path to rebuilding America’s military just became more challenging. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Seniors

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

An umbrella term that encompasses various conditions, cardiovascular disease, or CVD, is a formidable foe. More...

Meals on Wheels Spotlights Volunteers

Marie and Frank West have been volunteering for the Meals on Wheels (MOW) Endless Mountains program through the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, Inc. for about five and eight years, respectively.  More...

How Seniors Can Preserve Their Brains

Physical activity and proper diet and nutrition can help people age 50 and older maintain their physical health. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Now-Nov. 30: Bradford County: Gillett Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 2-6 p.m. at the Ridgebury Fire Hall, 13248 Berwick Turnpike. Sayre Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 1-6 p.m. at the Sayre VFW Post No. 1536, 932 W.  More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Nov. 25, from 7-11 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, ham, sausage, eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup and sugar-free syrup. More...

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

VFW Post 6824 Children’s Christmas party registration is now open from Oct. 16 through Nov. 16 to children 10 years and under. Christmas party to be held on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the post on Haigh’s Pond Road. More...

Sports

Running to Support Our Heroes

Patton, Landon Set Records in Winning Efforts

Thanks to 117 hardy runners and walkers who were willing to brave cold, wet, icy and blustery conditions, 40 United States service members stationed around the world will receive a little reminder of home this holiday season. More...

WVHS Honors Fall Athletes at Ceremony

Wyalusing Valley athletic director Brent Keyes concluded the school’s Fall Sports Awards Program saying, “It’s amazing the support the community shows our sports programs.”  More...

Heeman Wins Run Against Hunger 10K

Wyalusing Valley senior Kevin Heeman topped the field in the Run Against Hunger 10K in Scranton on Saturday, Nov. More...

Commission Recommends LNG Plant Approval

Browntown Facility Advances

Initial coverage of this story was first reported on our website at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. For breaking news alerts and email updates, visit www.rocketcourier.com.  More...

New Projects Included in Proposed Bradford Budget

The public can now review the proposed $84.2 million Bradford County budget for 2019, which includes $400,000 for a training center for firefighters, $400,000 for a shooting range, $1 million to replace the county’s voting machines, and $8 mill More...

Wyoming Commissioners Discuss Overdose Plague

Toward the end of a relatively short public meeting of the Wyoming County Commissioners on Tuesday, Tom Henry noted that he and fellow commissioner Judy Mead had recently toured a facility on Bridge Street in Tunkhannock that might offer some relief More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Donna Cole - 2018-12-20
Christopher Kolbeck - 2018-12-13
Dave Roosa - 2018-12-13
Frances Carter - 2018-12-13
Mark Honchell - 2018-12-13
William Smith - 2018-12-13

Local News

Bradford County Jail's Inmate Population Above Capacity

The number of inmates at the Bradford County Correctional Facility (BCCF) now exceeds the jail’s capacity.  At the Prison Board meeting on Thursday, Nov. More...

River Valley Waste Buys R.G. Brown’s Residential Business

Working for Smooth Transition

Jeremy “J.J.” Friedlander, manager of Wyalusing’s River Valley Waste Management, and David Brown, owner of R.G. More...

Genesis Hair Salon has New Home

Tuesday was the opening day for Genesis Salon at their new location at the Farm and Home Plaza, Route 6, Wyalusing. Dave Burgess, shown above, was the first to get his hair cut in the new shop by salon owner, Peg Tyler.  More...

Letters

Movie Proved We Can Get Along

Dear Editor:  The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BRAC) held a commemoration event on Sunday, Nov. 11 honoring veterans on this Veterans Day, the 100th anniversary of the ending of WWI. More...

Trump is a Disruptor

Dear Editor:  The response by President Trump to a small setback gives me great concern. Our President is a disruptor, not a strategist, and that is a volatile and dangerous fact.  More...

Our Sissy President

Dear Editor:  President Trump, our Sissy President, flew across the Atlantic Ocean to France to participate in ceremonies honoring the military personnel who fought and died in WWI, but he couldn’t attend the ceremonies at the Aisne-Marne More...

Lifestyles

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Thanksgiving is next week. Make sure the library is on your list of places to stop and shop at on Black Friday and Shop Local Saturday. On Friday, shop with local artisans who will offer their wares and goods for sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Exhibit Slated to Open at Anthracite Heritage Museum

The Anthracite Heritage Museum, located at McDade Park in Scranton, will open a new exhibit on Dec. More...

Mini Relay at Elk Lake Full of Fun

An overwhelming $24,409.14 was raised by just 26 fifth- and sixth-grade students at Elk Lake Elementary School, during the school’s 14th Mini Relay For Life event on Nov. More...

Columns

Reflections of Nature

On our way to church last Sunday, we noticed many leaves from a single maple tree dropping on Canton Street. That wife of mine really enjoys watching the leaves falling to the ground; however, she is seldom the one that rakes the leaves. More...

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Mike Goodwin. More...

JUST ASK ALICE

DEAR ALICE: Lots of talk about the Powerball lottery in recent weeks. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

Our God’s promise to His own is that he will never leave us nor forsake us. This is stated back in the days of Moses and in our New Testament as well. Today I want to bring us up to date on what God is doing. More...

Presbyterian Church News

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness,” (Colossians 2:6- 7).  More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

“We may never be called on to share our last morsel with a starving neighbor but if we are, we must remember that Christ gave his very life for us and has asked us to do likewise, if necessary. More...

Education

Leo Club Accepting Christmas Donations

The Leo Club at Wyalusing Valley High School has launched its annual Christmas for Kids toy drive.  Christmas for Kids is the name of the club’s service project, where the club collects new toys that are then distributed to families within More...

Upbeat School Board Tackles Agenda

At their Nov. More...

Robotics Team Finished Second

The Tigertrons Robotics Team 222 of Tunkhannock High School finished in second place recently at the girlPOWER 2018 robotics off-season competition in Flourtown, PA. More...

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